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Helping seniors stay safe from scams

by Robin Aspelund
Office Coordinator, Holy Redeemer D’Youville Manor

From time to time we host speakers on various topics of interest at our LifeCare communities. One such topic is Senior Fraud. I know from personal experience with my parents that seniors often feel like they will never be a victim of a scam; those things always happen to “other people.” This is all the more reason why the occasional safety reminder is so very important. Read more

What is resident-centered care?

By Julia Regan
Personal Care Administrator, Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor

If you have been reading about or searching out Personal Care Homes or Nursing Homes lately, one of the descriptive terms you might come across is “resident-centered care.” What exactly does that mean?

There are many aspects of resident-centered care at Holy Redeemer LifeCare communities, but let’s begin with the foundation of this type of care, and that’s relationships. Read more

The Healing Power of Music

By Joan Maher
Supervisor of Residential Activities, Holy Redeemer Lafayette

The members of our LifeCare retirement community recently enjoyed an evening of music under the stars. More than 200 residents from Holy Redeemer Lafayette gathered outside to hear the Tri Country Band perform big band music from what some of our residents call the best era of music. It was a perfect night! Read more

Choosing a personal care community: Questions to ask

David McDonald, PCHA
Personal Care Administrator, Holy Redeemer Lafayette

When your loved one needs a little extra care beyond independent living but doesn’t really need a nursing home, a personal care community may be the right choice. Before taking the time to tour a community, there are a few differences in communities that may help you create a short list of prospects. Asking these questions up front can save you some valuable time. Read more

Common misconceptions of long term care facilities: The account of a current resident

By Lucia Maglio
Social Services Coordinator, Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor

There are many common misconceptions surrounding long term care facilities. These can be related to operations, cost, as well as the internal look and feel of the establishment. For one of our current residents of St. Joseph Manor Personal Care, Dolores S., it was that the facility could never feel like home; and it would always feel like living in a ‘hospital.’ Read more

Helping aging parents from afar

by Robin Aspelund
Office Coordinator, Holy Redeemer D’Youville Manor

All my years of experience working in elder care notwithstanding, I can at times feel ill-equipped when helping my own aging parents. It’s not so much that I don’t know how to help; it’s that sometimes they won’t let me help. Read more

Join us for some big band fun!

***New Date!***

On Thursday, July 24, don’t miss the big band sounds of the Tri-County Band. This 50-piece band will whisk you back in time with the great sounds from the golden era of music. Since 1950, the Tri-County Band has been delighting audiences as “Bucks County’s Finest Concert and Marching Band.”

Image of the Tri-County Band website
Join us in the lower level parking lot at Holy Redeemer Lafayette on July 24th at 7:30pm. Bring a lawn chair and be ready for a fun evening of wonderful music. We hope to see you there!